Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Occoquan.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Dave is the best!
Showed up on time. It was pouring down rain all day and my car was under a carport. Took longer than estimated.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Excellent job. Very efficient. Managed work space well. Very clean. I plan to hire Theodore for all my future automotive repairs that require a highly skilled and experienced mechanic.

Jonathan

15 years of experience
138 reviews
Jonathan
15 years of experience

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
This was awesome. Booking was easy. Robert was on-time. Fantastic. I'd highly recommend him. He did the work right on the street in front of my house. He did the work. Cleaned up. Left nothing wasteful behind. This is a fantastic service.

Jason

30 years of experience
128 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Jason was a pleasure to work with. He was on time and ready to work right away. Explained what he was doing and why. Very professional and result of his work was great. I would request him again if needed. Thanks

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
I am SO happy I found YourMechanic when I did. When my check engine light came on, I immediately took it to a shop to uncover the code. Once they discovered the problem with my timing belt, they were going to charge me a ridiculous amount of money to do the job. On top of that, I would've had to wait a week to book an appointment, there was just no way I was going to wait a week, I was already paranoid driving the car down the street. That evening I did a Google search and found YourMechanic and was so happy to be given a quote right away for drastically less than the shops were quoting me. I booked my appointment right away. Godwin was awesome! He was friendly and extremely professional. I appreciated how he accommodated my address change and communicated every step of the way. My timing belt was repaired in under 3 hours and then took my car around the block to make sure everything ran smoothly. I really appreciated the inspection report that I received in my inbox and all the feedback that was provided for my car. All in all this was a wonderful and very pleasant experience and will certainly be making Godwin my go-to guy for my recommended services. Thank you so much Godwin!!

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
If you're expecting a big shiny shop truck to show up, you're in for a surprise (I was a bit taken aback initially) but it's a good lesson in not judging a book by its cover - or in this case, its vehicle! Chet was on time and every bit as knowledgeable and professional as any mechanic I've ever encountered. He knows what he's doing and wastes no time doing it, adding appropriate suggestions regarding future maintenance as he goes. Noticed helpful things to keep my 19 year old baby on the road and happy - things I might not have considered. Had good information about oil choices, too. Got the whole job done between 11:30 and 3:30, not only the timing belt and pulleys but water pump, too. Just an all-around A+ experience, and knowing he's backed by a warranty on the work/parts makes me feel even better.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job

Stephen

35 years of experience
4 reviews
Stephen
35 years of experience
Csme early for a job thay topk a lot of hours.

Robert

23 years of experience
10 reviews
Robert
23 years of experience
Robert was 15 minutes early to my appointment, he was very well prepared for the timing belt change and did the job neatly and professionally. I would highly recommend him for any job. His technical ability and knowledge of the work was very impressive.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Occoquan?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Occoquan. Our mechanics in Occoquan are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Occoquan.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru WRX $750 $430.24 $319.96 12% $860.24
2004 Subaru Impreza $758 $493.69 $263.96 10% $848.44
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2006 Audi A3 $713 $368.89 $343.95 14% $831.14
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

An engine timing belt is a fiber reinforced, toothed drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as highly saturated nitrile. The timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. The camshafts then open and close the engine’s intake and exhaust valves in time with the movement and position of the pistons in the engine.

Timing Belt

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Your vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval.
  • Engine stops abruptly or will not start. Occasionally, timing belts can break, or skip, while the engine is running.
  • Rough engine operation. The molded, reinforced teeth on the timing belt engage gears on the crankshaft and camshafts. After many tens of thousands of miles, the teeth can wear or break, or the belt can stretch, thus causing the belt to jump position on the crankshaft or camshaft gears. Should the belt jump, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.
  • Banging or clanking engine noise. On some engines, if the timing belt has jumped, the pistons and valves can collide and there will be noise and damage. These engine designs are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine, replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure will cause engine damage.

How do mechanics replace the timing belt?

Engine designs vary, and thus the replacement procedure will vary, but broadly, the procedure is as follows:

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Once the engine is cold, set the crankshaft to top dead center with the number one piston on the compression stroke. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove all accessories interfering with the removal of the timing belt covers.
  • Remove timing belt covers. Lock camshafts, as required, and note position of camshaft timing marks. Remove timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. Remove timing belt.
  • If replacing the water pump, do so at this time, and of course drain the cooling system first. If the engine cooling system thermostat is only accessible with water pump replacement, the thermostat should be replaced as well.
  • Installation of the new timing belt includes all of the above steps, performed in reverse, following strict guidelines to assure camshaft and crankshaft (and balancing shaft, if equipped) are in perfect alignment after tensioner has been set.
  • Upon completion of the installation, the engine crankshaft is turned by hand 720 degrees and the correct position of the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshafts is confirmed.
  • The vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation and a service sticker is affixed to the engine noting the date of belt replacement and the vehicle mileage.

Is it safe to drive with a timing belt problem?

No, were a worn out timing belt to snap while underway, perhaps on a highway, it creates a risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Once your vehicle has reached the recommended replacement mileage for the belt, you can eliminate the risk of sudden and unexpected timing belt breakage by having it replaced. If your engine is of the interference type, it is especially important to replace the belt according to the maintenance schedule because sudden breakage of the timing belt, while the engine is running, will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as the valves and pistons.

When replacing the timing belt keep in mind:

  • An interference engine should be carefully inspected before a broken timing belt is replaced because it may have sustained damage that will have to be repaired prior to installing a new belt.
  • The timing belt system includes idler pulleys and a belt tensioner. These components should be replaced along with the belt.
  • On some cars, the timing belt drives the engine’s water pump. Mechanics will usually recommend replacing the water pump at the same time that the timing belt is replaced.

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